Terrorist attacks in Libya have intelligence officials
questioning the Obama administration's handling of security
information, and Vice President Joe Biden's recent contradiction of
sworn testimony of State Department officials has some expressing
During the vice presidential debate last week, Biden said, "We
weren't told they wanted more security there. We did not know they
wanted more security again."
Retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Officer Frank Wuco, host of the
Florida-based Frank Wuco Show on Clear Channel Media,
says there has been a level of security violations that rivals the
most severe espionage cases he has seen in 30 years of intelligence
"To me the final straw was when the vice president threw the
entire intelligence community under the bus with his sort of
blaming the entire handling of what happened before, during, and
after Benghazi through today as somehow the fault of relying solely
upon the intelligence community's assessment of what happened," he
declares. "And that is just garbage."
Wuco points out the administration did not wait for an
intelligence assessment, but blamed the violence on an anti-Muslim
YouTube video from the onset.
"This has become political because people are seeing front and
center the result of a presidential election and how this plays out
in things like foreign policy, how it plays out in the lives of
Americans and, in the case of Benghazi, how it played out in the
deaths of four Americans," he tells OneNewsNow. "So there's no
escape from this becoming political."
On Monday, Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton stated she is responsible for the
security lapses of American diplomatic outposts. "The president and
the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific
decisions that are made by security professionals," Clinton said.
"They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and
the needs and make a considered decision."
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairman
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, and ranking member Sen. Susan
Collins of Maine, announced Friday they would conduct a bipartisan
inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack on
the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11,
2012. Four Americans were killed in the attack, including U.S.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens.